Lear, Far and Near

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel catalog of the exhibition by Scott Wilcox, with contributions by Eva Bowerman, Clay Dean, Morna O'Neill, Stephen Vella, and Emily Weeks.

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, September 20, 2000–January 14, 2001

Myths of the Balkans

The Balkans: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers, 1804–1999 by Misha Glenny

Explaining Yugoslavia by John B. Allcock

The Balkans: A Short History by Mark Mazower


Trading Twelves: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray edited by Albert Murray and John F. Callahan

The Marvels of Walter Benjamin

Selected Writings, Volume 1: 1913-1926 Edmund Jephcott, Harry Zohn, and others. by Walter Benjamin, edited by Marcus Bullock, edited by Michael W. Jennings. Translated from the German by Rodney Livingstone, Stanley Corngold,

Selected Writings,Volume 2: 1927-1934 by Walter Benjamin, edited by Michael W. Jennings, edited by Howard Eiland, edited by Gary Smith. Translated from the German by Rodney Livingstone and others.

The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin, Translated from the German and French by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin

Disabled Lives: Who Cares?

Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency by Eva Feder Kittay

Life As We Know It:A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child by Michael Bérubé

Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It by Joan Williams

Night Vision

The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent: Selected Essays by Lionel Trilling, edited and with an introduction by Leon Wieseltier


Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College.

Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, with appointments in the Philosophy Department, the Law School, and the Divinity School. Her most recent book is Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. (January 2001)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His ­seventh collection of poetry, In a Mist, was published in March 2015.

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He is the author, most recently, of Painting Death and The Novel: A Survival Skill.

Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new novel, Black Deutschland, will be published in February 2016.

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.